Here's what Viola Davis thinks about stars getting political
Leave it to BAFTA nominee Viola Davis to fill us all with the inspiration needed to get by. The Fences star is nominated for quite a few awards this season. And we’re all hoping she wins so that she can deliver another one of those glorious acceptance speeches!
While on the London red carpet for the BAFTA Awards, the media asked the outspoken queen her thoughts on celebs getting political. We all know that Viola is never one to bite her tongue. So, it was no surprise to us that she’s in total support of it!
The actress looked absolutely perfect at the BAFTA Awards this weekend.
But it was her intellectual brilliance that shined the brightest. She spoke out in unapologetic support of stars like her being open about their political beliefs.
And this isn’t the first time the Fences star has given her opinion on injustice. The actress has been known to use her platform to share of her thoughts and experiences — especially on the main stage.
Viola’s 2015 Emmy acceptance speech has got to be one of our favorite moments! In it, the actress and mom expressed how against the grain it was for her to be cast in a “sexier role” on television — addressing the industry’s need for more inclusiveness and representation of black leads.
She’s never shy when it comes to speaking her mind. And we can only hope that more celebrities will follow suit.